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There are 6 ways to get from Washington to Karbala by plane, car or train

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Fly Washington Dulles to Baghdad, drive

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Baghdad (BGW)
  2. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Fly Washington Dulles to Najaf, drive

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Najaf (NJF)
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Fly Reagan Washington to Baghdad, drive

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Baghdad (BGW)
  2. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Fly Reagan Washington to Najaf, drive

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Najaf (NJF)
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Train to Baltimore, fly to Baghdad, drive

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Baghdad (BGW)
  3. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Train to Baltimore, fly to Najaf, drive

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Najaf (NJF)
  3. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some international borders began to reopen in Iraq from July 16.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Iraq

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Iraq from July 23.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Iraq

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Last updated: October 24 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The distance between Washington and Karbala is 10006 km.

It takes approximately 19h 51m to get from Washington to Karbala, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Baghdad Airport. The quickest flight takes 15h 40m and has one stopover.

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Karbala is 7h ahead of Washington. It is currently 1:35 PM in Washington and 8:35 PM in Karbala.

Egyptair, Turkish Airlines, Emirates and Qatar Airways offer flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Baghdad Airport.

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The best way to get from Washington to Washington Dulles Airport is to bus which takes 38 min and costs $3 - $8.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Karbala.
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  • Distance: 10006.3 km
  • Duration: 19h 51m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Karbala, Iraq?

There is no direct connection from Washington to Karbala. However, you can take the bus to Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door, take the walk to Washington Dulles airport, fly to Baghdad, then take the drive to Karbala. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door, take the walk to Washington Dulles airport, fly to Najaf, then take the drive to Karbala.

Airlines
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Baghdad via Doha
Ave. Duration
16h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,500
Flights from Washington Dulles to Najaf via Doha
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Baghdad via Boston, Doha
Ave. Duration
19h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Baghdad via Philadelphia, Doha
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Baghdad via New York JFK, Doha
Ave. Duration
22h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Najaf via Boston, Doha
Ave. Duration
19h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Najaf via Chicago O'Hare, Doha
Ave. Duration
20h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Najaf via Philadelphia, Doha
Ave. Duration
21h 10m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Najaf via New York JFK, Doha
Ave. Duration
22h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Najaf via Toronto, Doha
Ave. Duration
21h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,700
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via Boston, Doha
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,600
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via New York JFK, Doha
Ave. Duration
24h 7m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,600
Flights from Baltimore to Najaf via Boston, Doha
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,800
Flights from Baltimore to Najaf via Montreal, Doha
Ave. Duration
22h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,800
Flights from Baltimore to Najaf via New York JFK, Doha
Ave. Duration
24h 12m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,800
Flights from Baltimore to Najaf via Philadelphia, Doha
Ave. Duration
26h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,800
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Baghdad via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Najaf via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
24h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Baghdad via New York JFK, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Baghdad via Boston, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via Boston, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,200
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via London Heathrow, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,900
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via New York JFK, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,200
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via Chicago O'Hare, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,400
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via Frankfurt, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
22h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,000
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via Montreal, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
24h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via Detroit, Amsterdam Schiphol, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
21h 39m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,900
Flights from Baltimore to Najaf via Frankfurt, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
24h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $2,900
Flights from Baltimore to Najaf via London Heathrow, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $4,200
Flights from Baltimore to Najaf via New York JFK, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
26h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,200
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Baghdad via New York JFK, Amman
Ave. Duration
20h 38m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$950 - $1,900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Baghdad via Chicago O'Hare, Amman
Ave. Duration
19h 52m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,000
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via Chicago O'Hare, Amman
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,000
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via New York JFK, Amman
Ave. Duration
22h 2m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$950 - $1,900
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via Montreal, Amman
Ave. Duration
25h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$950 - $1,900
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Baghdad via Cairo
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Baghdad via Toronto, Cairo
Ave. Duration
16h 8m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $3,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Baghdad via New York JFK, Cairo
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,900
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via Toronto, Cairo
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,900
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via London Heathrow, Cairo
Ave. Duration
22h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$800 - $3,000
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Washington Dulles to Najaf via Jeddah, Kuwait
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Najaf via Cairo, Kuwait
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Najaf via Frankfurt, Beirut
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,300
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Baghdad via Dubai
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Najaf via Dubai
Ave. Duration
21h 10m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,900
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Washington Dulles to Najaf via Frankfurt, Beirut
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,300
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Baltimore to Baghdad via Frankfurt, Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,000
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$12 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$24 - $70
Business Class Seat
$35 - $95
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to BWI RAIL STATION MARC nb
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $8
More information at
Maryland Transit
Senior / Disability
$2 - $4
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$15 - $40
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$26 - $75
Business Seat - Adult
$29 - $80
First Class - Child 2-12
$50 - $85
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$95 - $150
First Class - Adult
$100 - $160
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40

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